Mark LaPedus, EETimes
9/30/2010 1:21 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Taiwan government has approved Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.'s application to upgrade its 200-mm fab in Shanghai, China to 0.13-micron technology, according to a report from Reuters.
In the past, TSMC was limited to 0.25-micron processes in China by the Taiwan government. Then, the rules were relaxed to 0.18-micron processes in the fab.
Fair or not, the Taiwan government wants to keep leading-edge chip production on the island.
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